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    EU businesses anxious to end Russia sanctions
    Jun08

    EU businesses anxious to end Russia sanctions

    In a sign of the growing frustration amid companies across Europe to get back to business as usual, the French Senate on Wednesday was due to vote on a resolution urging the government to lift economic sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Cemeteries initiative has preserved 70 Eastern European graveyards
    Jun08

    Cemeteries initiative has preserved 70 Eastern European graveyards

    (JTA) — A German-funded pilot program for protecting Eastern European Jewish cemeteries has helped preserve at least 70 graveyards since 2015, the effort’s initiators told Council of Europe delegates. The briefing Wednesday in Strasbourg about the European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, or ESJF, came two years after its inception with an...

    EU Businesses Anxious to End Russia Sanctions
    Jun08

    EU Businesses Anxious to End Russia Sanctions

    In a sign of the growing frustration amid companies across Europe to get back to business as usual, the French Senate on Wednesday was due to vote on a resolution urging the government to lift economic sanctions on Russia …read more Source: ABC...

    Why You Should Care About Global Free Press
    Jun08

    Why You Should Care About Global Free Press

    On May 25th, 2016, the world got a little bit safer. That’s because at approximately 2:00 p.m. local time, the Azerbaijan Supreme Court in Baku finally gave in to the demands of human rights activists and press freedom advocates around the world and released investigative journalist and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty contributor Khadija...

    Ahead of NATO Summit, U.S. Boosts Mediterranean Presence
    Jun08

    Ahead of NATO Summit, U.S. Boosts Mediterranean Presence

    ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (Reuters) – The U.S. military will have two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea this month ahead of a NATO summit in Warsaw, as Washington seeks to balance Russia’s military activities and accelerate its fight against Islamic State. The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier will hand off to the USS...

    Hillary’s Russian Reset, Terrorism, and the Threat to Israel
    Jun08

    Hillary’s Russian Reset, Terrorism, and the Threat to Israel

    In her recent foreign policy speech, hailed by the media, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “If Donald [Trump] gets his way, they’ll be celebrating in the Kremlin. We cannot let that happen.” But as veteran correspondent David Satter points out, the celebrations began when Mrs. Clinton launched a “reset” in Russian relations...

    Russian courts convicts, releases dissident artist
    Jun08

    Russian courts convicts, releases dissident artist

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ordered the release of a performance artist who was charged with vandalism for two stunts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Pyotr Pavlensky has been in detention since November after he set fire to the doors of the Russian security agency, the former KGB headquarters in Moscow. In May, Pavlensky was found guilty for...

    Russian Anti-IS Brochure Casts US as Villain
    Jun08

    Russian Anti-IS Brochure Casts US as Villain

    A tree covered with the bloody dead bodies of more than a hundred villagers — women, children and elders. A dying young boy telling the story about merciless forces of darkness that came at night to slaughter the innocent. The remorseless rage of the inhumane warlord who ordered the genocidal act. Fans of the 2006 Hollywood blockbuster...

    Why the West Misunderstands Russia’s Challenge
    Jun08

    Why the West Misunderstands Russia’s Challenge

    By Andreas UmlandLooking past the bluster and hyperbole of Russia’s political leaders and business elites.At a time when even Angela Merkel, long the enforcer of the Western sanctions policy on Putin’s Russia after the Crimea invasion, is going soft on Russia, it is high time to look at Western strategy toward that country. What...

    More US Pushback Needed Against Russian Aggression
    Jun08

    More US Pushback Needed Against Russian Aggression

    U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern that the Obama administration may not be engaged enough in countering what they view as Russia’s bad behavior in Ukraine and Georgia. “I worry that the message that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin must be taking from our response is that his limit-testing aggression and opportunism is the right...